THE WELLNESS ESCAPE: PURE RELAXATION!
What could be better than a view of the snow-covered shore of Lake Wörthersee, while you unwind in the warm spa area of the picturesque Schlosshotel in Velden? Not much, we promise you!
Normally the first minus degrees of winter drive us towards the south. Destination: palm trees, sea and sunshine. But as this year’s winter looks to be so wonderful, we should enjoy it to the fullest. And why not at home! There is no better destination than the 5-star Schlosshotel in Velden – including a generous wellness offer, of course. The perfect retreat in nearby Carinthia. For a few days of relaxation, there is no need for additional days’ holiday or school holidays – quite the contrary! For a short but effective break from hectic everyday life, we love to travel for just one or two nights. Out of the city, into the winter and wellness paradise!
But what makes the perfect wellness holiday?
Relaxation begins with the heavenly beds, ranging from a healthy, balanced breakfast to the massages and one or two naps in the relaxation area before devoting yourself to the next sauna infusion. This kind of relaxation paired with attentive service and the 5-star luxury of the Schlosshotel provides the ultimate soul balm for those who have only recently started to enjoy the benefits of the cold season.
A perfect wellness day at the Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden:
We would, of course, not rave about the wellness escape in Velden if we had not already enjoyed ourselves. In mid-December, we escaped the winter life of our hometown Vienna for 24 hours. Middle of the week, just like that.
Upon arrival and a pleasant check-in, enjoy a light lunch in the hotel’s lakeside restaurant. The restaurant Seespitz. Located directly on the shore, the view of the lake during lunch offers the first moments of peace and relaxation.
Put on your bikini and bathrobe and head straight to the spa. It’s not just a few laps in the large indoor and outdoor pool that are on the menu but also 90-minute treatments. The body scrub and massage ritual with black sand and high-quality oils are one of the signature treatments of the Schlosshotel, and we absolutely recommend it. Velvety skin awaits you!
Pre-dinner drinks at the bar. Also, a wellness get-away shouldn’t neglect good cuisine. While in the afternoon it was the tea at the spa that provided relaxation, in the evening it’s a glass of sparkling Rosé Brut. It could be a lot worse!
After the drinks we have dinner. Schlossstern offers a very special pleasure experience for the palate with Michelin-level cuisine, while in Seespitz you can choose between delicacies such as the grandiose beef tartar or regional char.
Full, satisfied and completely relaxed, we take a good book and sink into the soft beds.
The next morning starts with a workout in the gym. In addition to the selection of modern equipment, the hotel also offers various sports courses. With yoga, personal training, high-intensity workouts or a bit of cardio on the treadmill, everyone can get their money’s worth!
Freshly showered, an impressive breakfast is on the agenda. In addition to a large selection at the buffet, egg dishes, fresh pancakes or waffles can also be ordered à la carte. You won’t know where to start! Our tip: allow enough time for a hearty breakfast!
Back in the well-being of our bathrobes we browse through various magazines, drink tea and visit the sauna. There’s no shortage of things to do with over 3,600 square metres of spa and treatment area with various pools, steam baths, Finnish outdoor sauna with panoramic windows, infrared cabin, gemstone steam bath, whirlpool, ice fountain and vitalising shower! It feels as if time has stopped still for a moment – before a rumbling belly reminds us that it’s time for lunch.
The culinary finale of our perfect wellness escape at the Schlosshotel Velden is a healthy salad in the Spa Bistro. It’s so warm in the sun that we can even eat outside and recharge with a bit of vitamin D before we return to Vienna.
When winter seems to be so long, which is usually the case by February at the latest, and you long for a bit more strength and energy, then a wellness escape is just the thing for the mind and soul. True to the motto “breathe deeply and relax,” various Falkensteiner hotels (especially the wonderful Schlosshotel in Velden) offer the perfect place to recharge your batteries in no time.